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Insurance

January - March 2015

Hotspots

 

Life Insurance Claims Assessors – Strong demand exists for candidates with group or direct life claims experience. This market continues to be candidate short and often pays well for individuals with experience in this space.

 

Life Insurance Underwriters – The life insurance industry is continuously growing which is putting pressure on insurers to expand their claims teams. This is creating a skill shortage across the market and as a result, driving salaries up. Life insurance premiums are also increasing.

 

General Insurance Claims Consultants – Large insurers are planning for events that may occur during Australia's bush fire season. This is creating high demand for immediately available Claims Consultants who are looking for temporary roles. We’re also seeing a need for claims staff in the loss adjusting area on a temporary basis to support the influx of claims.

 

Loss Adjustors – As change happens nationally, we have seen demand for Loss Adjustors in the commercial and domestic space.

 

 

Trends

 

Temporary recruitment is set to increase in the insurance industry this year as many organisations are forecasting a bad bushfire season for Australia’s 2014/15 summer.

 

Due to legislation changes, the workers compensation claims space is experiencing considerable change, with the majority of insurance companies making redundancies in this area.

 

Experience within motor, home or commercial areas of insurance is highly regarded. A lot of the claims and underwriter roles are currently temporary positions. However, Brokers or Account Executives who can generate revenue are more likely to be offered permanent opportunities.

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